Divorce and Custody
How We Can Help
A fight between parents (and sometimes grandparents and step-parents) over children often presents the most stressful situation a person might encounter in his or her entire lifetime. Often times the rights and desires of one parent are to certain degrees discounted, minimized, and dismissed by the other parent. Not only are such situations demoralizing and devastating to the marginalized parent, but can also be completely and unfairly detrimental to the long-term best interests and well-being of the child(ren). In other cases, a parent may wrongfully attempt to use the custody process as a weapon to punish or coerce the other parent over collateral issues such as the division of marital property or the payment of spousal or child support.
Luckily, there are also cases where, with the support and guidance of ethical legal counsel, the parties can agree upon a mutually beneficial custody arrangement that is in the best interests of the child(ren). Our professionals have the experience to guide you through whatever scenario you are facing. Our ethical approach to any custody case begins and ends upon the premise that a resolution of the case, through a custody trial or otherwise, must be pursued through the lens of what is in the best interests and well being of the child(ren).
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Our experience has taught us that this approach is appreciated by the vast majority of the clients whom we have represented for the basic reason that it coincides with the ultimate goal of a responsible and loving parent, that being a custody arrangement that serves the best interests and well-being of the child(ren). Whatever the situation you are facing, we are fully prepared to assist you in navigating through the custody process.
Divorce can be, and typically is, a complicated process. Very often, persons who have initiated a divorce, or who have been served with a divorce complaint, have no idea about the number of complex issues they will face. Being poorly prepared when going through a divorce can be absolutely devastating, both in the short term and in the long term. Major issues such as the custody of your children, the ownership of your home, the division of your pension and other retirement accounts, the payment or receipt of spousal support and/or alimony, and your long term and short-term financial health in general are immediately put at stake. A mistake in properly and aggressively handling these issues from the onset of the case can permanently and personally affect you in terms of your ability to be an effective parent to your children, to provide financially for yourselves and others for whom you care. When facing such a situation, it is important to act without delay in order to protect your rights.